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ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP.OB) Announces Oral Presentation Highlighting Ad-RTS-IL-12 Results Correlated With Reducing Cancer Stem Cells In The Brain At ASGCT 17th Annual Meeting


5/23/2014 10:13:11 AM

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BOSTON, May 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIOP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies, announced today results demonstrating the potent anti-tumor and anti-cancer stem cell (CTC) effects of Ad-RTS-IL-12 in a glioma (brain cancer) model, and in other preclinical and clinical settings. Ad-RTS-IL-12 is a novel DNA-based therapeutic candidate for the controlled expression of IL-12, an important protein for stimulating an anti-cancer T cell immune response. The presentation, titled "Intratumoral Regulated Expression of IL-12 as a Gene Therapy Approach to Immunotherapy," was presented in an oral session at the 17th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT), held May 21-24 in Washington, DC.

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